Back to School

Get ready for a new school year with these back to school titles.

Monsters love school  Monsters Love School by Mike Austin

Nervous monsters attending school for the first time learn new things, make friends, and sample Chef Octi’s special School Gruel.

Chu's first day of school   Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman

On the first day of school, a young panda learns about the special things his animal classmates can do.

The little school bus   The Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler

A happy little school bus and Driver Bob wake up early to pick up children, drop them off at school, then head to the garage for some minor repairs.

Back to school, Picky Little Witch!   Back to School, Picky Little Witch! by Elizabeth Brokamp

It’s back to school for the Picky Little Witch. She’ll need a jar of red newts’ eyes, boxes of toads for spell practice, and a black cauldron. But when she and Mama Witch head for Witches R’ Us, the battles begin over which items Mama recommends and which items the Picky Little Witch really wants

On my way to school   On My Way to School by Sarah Maizes

Livi imagines herself as an elephant, a Sherpa leading an expedition up Mount Everest, and a movie star signing autographs as she tries to avoid going to school.

Planet Kindergarten   Planet Kindergarten by Sue Ganz-Schmitt

A young child imagines going off to Kindergarten as a journey to another planet.

The pout-pout fish goes to school   The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diesen

Mr. Fish recalls how, on his very first day of school, he anxiously went to one classroom after another watching students do things he could not, until Miss Hewitt showed him to the room that was right for beginners.

B. Bear & Lolly : off to school   B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School by A.A. Livingston

B. Bear, formerly known as Baby Bear, from the classic story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” realizes the importance of friendship when he and his best friend Lolly attend the first day of school.

Max and Zoe at recess   Max and Zoe at Recess by Shelley Swanson Sateren

Max always seems to be missing something he needs to participate in school recess–can his best friend Zoe devise a system so he will remember everything he needs for school?

Lunch Lady and the video game villain   Lunch Lady and the Video Game Villain by Jarrett Krosoczka

Tech gadgets are disappearing left and right at school, and Lunch Lady must get to the bottom of it!



Cardboard Challenge Maker Day # 2


Saturday, August 16 1:00-3:00 pm

Stop by and finish the creation you started during our first maker day last Saturday.  Or if you missed our first maker day stop by and create your own project out of cardboard.  This is the final maker day before our game day in October.

This program is for children ages 6-14.  Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration is required for the maker days.  To register call 315-435-1900 or stop by Children’s World.  

Cardboard Challenge

Maker Days: Saturdays August 9th and 16th 1:00-3:00

Use your creative genius to make games out of cardboard!


Game Day: Saturday, October 11 2:00-4:00

Then come back for the game day and show off what you created.  Plus you can play with the games other challengers created!


This program is for children ages 6-14.  Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration is required for the maker days.  To register call 315-435-1900 or stop by Children’s World.

Recommended Reads for Grades 6-8

Bomb : the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weaponBomb: The Race to Build- and Steal- the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

A gripping account of the development of nuclear weapons and the global fight for control of power.


The Grimm LegacyThe Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman

When Elizabeth begins working in the New York Circulating Material Repository, she learns that some of the objects (and people) aren’t as normal as they seem.


One crazy summerOne Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Three girls spend an unforgettable summer in the 1960s with their long-lost mother and learn about Black Power, revolution, and forgiveness.


The great Greene heistThe Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson

Jackson Greene vowed never to get involved in another middle-school con, but he is put to the test when the girl of his dreams runs for class president.


The screaming staircaseThe Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

In a London overrun by ghosts, Lucy works with the ghost-hunting agency Lockwood & Co. to combat hauntings. *First book in the series


Check out the complete list by the Association for Library Services to Children online or pick up a printed copy when you check out our display in Children’s World.